Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Hexalong - How to Make a Lemon Squeezy Hexie

Hi! I'm Sarah from SoSarahSews, a place where I find accomplishment and sanity among raising three boys and doing housework that never is done.  I've been hexingalong with Lynne and Gayle this summer and have come up with some, as my husband calls it, "funky" hexagons.  I'm okay with that, and you can think that too, but it's still fun and therapeutic for me.  And really, this is the only area in my life that I can say I'm "funky" in, everything else is just plane Jane. 

I've posted my very first tutorial on how to make this funky fresh Lemon Squeezy Hexie.  So glad that you get to read it! And feel free to pop on by my blog and follow me, because the ideas don't stop here.  I've got more up my sleeve and want to share them with you!  So here we go....

Here's the finished product.

First you need to cut out your hexagon. This type of hexie will probably work better with a larger hexagon.

Next I marked a spot on opposite sides of the hexagon, at the same width.  So for this hexie, I counted four and a half triangles in and marked a spot for reference.  This is where you'll line up the top of your bowl or cup for the half-circles.

I used a small bowl to create the circles.  Make sure that the same (or close to) amount of triangles run along the bottom of each half circle, (ie. 9 triangles along the bottom, etc.)

To add the two other half-circles, line up the bowl so that it is touching the two half-circles that are already there, then mark.

Your hexagon should look like this.

Cut your shapes out, but be careful to make sure that they stay in the same place.  So when you're cutting, place the shapes exactly as they are in your hand.  These are not exact measurements, so if they are not in the correct place, they may not fit.
TIP: If things get mixed up, use the triangles on the paper to line things back up like a puzzle.

All cut up.

You're going to baste all paper.  It is probably better to baste using the "through the paper" method when basting curved pieces.  When you're ready to begin sewing, sew according to the picture.
In row 1 and 2, line up the straight edge on the half-circle to the straight edge of the little end piece, then sew.

When the three "rows" are sewn together, then sew row 1 to 3, then row 3 to 2.  It just makes things flow easier this way. 

I hope you're enjoying the hexalong.  I know I've never done anything like this before, but am enjoying the process of making these little things.  I don't quite have a plan as to how I'll put them together, but I like each one.

My creation


  1. These ideas for hexagons are just amazing! What creativity. The tutorials are so nice beacause it gives a visual so we can try them too. Thanks Lynne for gathering so many people and ideas.

  2. I agree with Nedra fab tutorials for us too!! Kxx

  3. yes me three ... I love the lemon squeezy ... thank you Sarah (& Lynne)

  4. Great tute! What wonderful things you can do with a hexie! Who knew! Jxo

  5. Wow, you are certainly upping the complexity of hexagons, but how cool they are!! thanks for the tutes.

  6. Thanks Sarah, and Lynne - we are never going to run out of hexie variations!!

  7. Wow, that is a crazy fun hexagon!! Love the name, too.

  8. Very cool...all I can think of when I see your block is potato chips....makes me wonder if it wouldn't be fun to do a series of junk food hexies.

  9. Just found you through our favorite girl from oh, Canada- Poppyprint! So excited to read more of your blog! :)

  10. Hi Sarah! You cracked me up with your intro. It's so good to have a sense of humor. Thanks for your "funky" tutorial. You definitely have proven that a hexagon is simply a blank canvas for some amazing creations. Thanks, Lynne, for having Sarah post.


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